UN calls for high-level dialogue to close Deserts and Desertification Decade

UNGA resolution

New York, USA UN General Assembly (UNGA) unanimously adopted a resolution on the work of UNCCD on 28 November, reaffirming the role of land degradation neutrality (LDN) as a vehicle for achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and recognizing the potential of land-based solutions to address climate change.

The resolution also recognized the successes of the recent UNCCD COP14 and proposed a UNGA high-level dialog to assess the progress in the fight against desertification, land degradation and drought and to map the way beyond the UN Decade for Deserts and the Fight Against Desertification which ends next year. 

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